Tag Archive: 1 Kings

Jun 10

4th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas In the Luke 7:36-8:3 reading, Jesus tells a parable about a creditor who cancels the debts for both of his debtors.  Use this as the inspiration for a congregational challenge: pay for someone else’s meal or gas/petrol or groceries this week.  Encourage the congregation to randomly pay someone else’s bill – not because they …

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May 28

2nd Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 Common English Bible and NRSV The people of Israel are faced with a choice, and I can’t help getting Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” stuck in my head (with the chorus saying “You can blow with this, or you can blow with that.”). This text practically begs to be presented in …

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Aug 18

13th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 21B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 84 and 1 Kings 8:27) How beautiful are the places where you dwell, O Lord! This house cannot contain your glory; even the heavens are bursting with the goodness of your presence! Happy are those who find their strength in you. Hear our prayers this day, Holy God, as …

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Aug 18

13th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 21B] (Year B)

1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43 This is a great text to use when reflecting on issues of hospitality, religious diversity, and the sovereignty of God. Solomon gives us a model for prayer that should still be taken seriously today.  Not only does the king pray that God will hear the prayers of the people of …

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Aug 13

12th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 20B] (Year B)

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Without much fanfare, we transition from the life and reign of David to the life and reign of Solomon. This is a really interesting story that is not familiar to most folks.  Solomon is given the opportunity of a lifetime when God says, “Ask what I should give you.”  This rare …

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